Sadhana of Mahamudra New Moon Community Practice

December 29th

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    The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a short liturgy received by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Practiced by the Shambhala community on the new moon days of the lunar calendar, this practice invokes the power of sanity to overcome the forces of materialism in the world.

    All levels of students are warmly invited to participate in this New Moon practice. Sadhanas are usually reserved for Vajrayana practitioners. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, offered this text to everyone because he saw great urgency in the need for the practice.

    History
    The Sadhana of Mahamudra is an important text written down by the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in 1968 at Taktsang in Bhutan, in a cave where the great Tibetan Saint Padmasambhava meditated–a site held in great reverence in Buddhism. The Sadhana is the result of Trungpa Rinpoche’s exposure to both Western spiritual materialism and the wisdom of the traditional Buddhist approach to reality. The Sadhana of Mahamudra has been acknowledged as terma, which is Tibetan for “treasure” and refers to authentic religious literature said to have been preserved in hidden places to be recovered at a point in time when needed by the world.

    While there is no cost to attend this practice sessiond, donations are always welcome and gratefully accepted.